Will Royal baby be called James, George or Henry - or Norfolk’s current most popular boy’s name, Oscar..?

An easel stands in the Forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London to announce the birth of a baby boy, at 4.24pm to the...

An easel stands in the Forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London to announce the birth of a baby boy, at 4.24pm to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St Mary's Hospital. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire - Credit: PA

While the bookies had James as 2/1 favourite name for the Royal baby, with George and Henry a neck behind, Norfolk's current favourite boy's name remained a rank outsider.

A trawl through the records of Norfolk's registrar of births, deaths and marriages, reveals Oscar to be currently the county's most popular name, with Oliver, Harry, Jack and Charlie close behind.

James, officials say, is on the decline. Prince William also already has a cousin called James - the Earl and Countess of Wessex's son Viscount Severn.

George would be popular and have strong Norfolk connections - both King George V and King George VI, the Queen's father, made Sandringham their main residence.

Bookies say the Royal birth has been the biggest non-sporting event ever, with millions staked not just on names but on everything from weight anjd time of arrival, to hair colour.


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